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Forename(s): William Henry
Place of Birth: Wigan, Lancashire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Mercantile Marine
Battalion / Unit: S.S. 'Steelville'
Date of Death: 1917-10-09
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: BURIED AT SEA
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
William Henry Pollard (born 10 July 1859) was the son of William and Ann Pollard, née Smith. Both parents were born at Hindley, Lancashire.
1861 Wigan, Lancashire Census: Commercial Inn, 25, Market Place - William H. Pollard, aged 9 months, born Wigan, son of William and Ann Pollard.
1871 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Mount Pleasant - William H. Pollard, aged 11 years, born Wigan, Lancashire. Boarder. [William was boarding with John and Tabitha Wilson and their children, including Annie Eliza Wilson who later became his wife.]
William was married to Annie Eliza Wilson in 1886.
1901 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Sunny Bank - William H. Pollard, aged 41 years, born Wigan, Lancashire. Master Mariner. [William and his wife Annie Eliza were living with her mother, Tabitha Wilson, widow.]
1911 Bootle, Lancashire Census: 164, Bedford Road - William Henry Pollard, aged 51 years, born Wigan, Lancashire, Master Mariner. [William was boarding with Annie Cunningham, widow.]
William was serving on S.S. 'Steelville' when he died; his death took place at Latitude 49.14N Longitude 4.50W.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
POLLARD, Capt. W.H., Ashville, [Bentham], died at sea Oct. 9, 1917.
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